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Construction closes key stretch of I-35E

Forget about taking Northbound Interstate 35-E between Eagan and St. Paul this weekend. It's closed for repairs from I-494 to West 7th Street. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say all the work should be done by the Monday morning rush hour.
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Forget about taking Northbound Interstate 35-E between Eagan and St. Paul this weekend. It's closed for repairs from I-494 to West 7th Street. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say all the work should be done by the Monday morning rush hour.

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